MOROCCO – American holding company Clean Vision plans to work with Moroccan business Eco Synergie to build two plants to convert plastic into energy sources across the country.
Eco Synergie, which is based in Agadir, Morocco, was founded in 1999. It is the parent company of Aqua Flore Protect.
The two companies focus on waste recycling, including collecting and treating hazardous and non-hazardous waste to convert it into new raw materials.
Eco Synergie and its subsidiaries are active in the Souss-Massa and Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima regions.
Under the partnership, Clean Vision through its fully owned subsidiary Clean Seas, will set up a base in Morocco by developing two waste plastic-to-energy pyrolysis plants.
Plastic-to-energy pyrolysis is the process used to convert plastic materials into energy sources by heating the plastic waste at temperatures between 300 to 900°C.
The company will establish a Moroccan subsidiary, Clean-Seas Morocco, to serve as a host facility for Clean-Seas’ Plastic Conversion Network (PCN), according to a document from the company that outlines its plans to invest in Morocco.
The term sheet lays out basic terms and conditions to govern the parties’ relationship until a formal definitive agreement is put into force.
“When you look at a map and see the proximity of Morocco to the European Union, it immediately stands out to us as a perfect location for a PCN facility.
“As important as geography may be, establishing this partnership with Eco Synergie should provide a solid foundation upon which we expect to produce enormous success,” said Clean-Seas Vice President of Business Development Daniel Harris.
The partnership builds on Morocco’s commitment to environmental sustainability and protection and is expected to help combat the plastic pollution crisis.
The North African country is sensitive to climate change and is a global leader addressing it proactively.
The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) has acknowledged Morocco’s climate-conscious commitments by ranking the country fifth worldwide in terms of efforts to combat climate change.
Morocco is a signatory to the Climate Change Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement. Analysts estimate it generates 6.852 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) annually and recycles an estimated eight percent.
The move is expected to double Clean Vision’s existing plant capacity to 50 tons per day (TPD) and will have a significant impact on plastic waste management eventually.
FAO estimates that in 2019, 12.5 million tonnes of plastic were used for food production worldwide.
With the food industry being one of the major contributors to plastic pollution, players such as PepsiCo, Nestle have launched waste management platforms in the region, to curb the menace.